Category Archives: Savoury

Veg Egg Casserole

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Can I just say that I really wish I had time and money to dress up, cook fancy meals, bake fancy desserts, decorate, and just entertain all the time?  Because I really wish it were possible.  Looking at some of the wonderful bakers on some blogs, and on television…  *sigh.

But my life consists more of being tired, broke, diapers, baby talk, and dealing with the public.  Not quite as glamourous.  But I wouldn’t change it for the world.  Mind, I will continue dreaming of being able to do those things mentioned first.  But I will enjoy what I’m doing now.  It’s special.  Being a wife, mom, daughter (in-law), sister (in-law), friend, and employee.  I enjoy all the roles [most of the time].  And when I don’t, I really know that I should.

Okay, now that I have that confession out there…  Let’s get cooking.

Oh, but first, a Cael interlude…  He’s just too cute to pass up, ain’t?

{All smiles… and maybe *slightly stunned…  *See next photo…}

{Great hair, eh?}

I made this dish a few weeks ago, because I was craving another dish.  You see, my mom makes this great corn egg casserole dish.  Normally for holidays.  And it’s awesome.  But I had no recipe.  I had an idea of what to use, but I wanted to add some green veggies to it, just to sneak them into the meal.  Just a warning though, we ate it before I remembered to get a picture of it cooked.  So…  that’s why the only pictures are before it was baked.

Veg Egg Casserole

1 cup broccoli, chopped

1 cup frozen corn

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a 9×9 pan.

Throw the corn and broccoli in the pan.

In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.

Pour over veggies.

Bake until middle is set (about 15-20 minutes).

Now, this is a bit different type meal…  But don’t  you dare hate on it, until you try it.  It’s pretty darn good.  Cael loved it, and hubby had seconds!

30 Day Challenge

Day 9 – How you hope your future will be.

Another hard question.

Joyful.  I hope that I will be joyful, if not always happy.

I hope that there are a few more kiddies running around, and that I learn to have more patience.

More on the material side…  I’d love to see a new house in the future, with a huge, amazing kitchen.

These are just a select few that happened to come to mind right off the cuff.  Of course there are many more thing I’d love to see in my future…  but here is a glance inside my brain.

Have a great day!  Talk soon!

 

A Food Kind of Day

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Before I get started, I just want to do a shout out to a fellow blogger.  I love looking at other blogs for ideas, and inspiration, not to mention wonderful recipes.  And I’ve been following Madison for at least 6 months, and I love what she posts.  It’s a mixture of fashion, food, great products, and life.  She’s really down to earth.  She does ‘No Fat Talk’ posts that focus on not talking trash about our bodies (because, ladies, I know it’s really hard not to).  Just check her out.  She’s at Espresso and Cream.

Okay, now that we’re done that, onto other things.

{I caught Cael trying on Daddy’s shoes the other day – so cute.  Sorry it’s slightly blurry…  He just wouldn’t stand still!}

So, as I’ve said many a time, life is crazy busy.  It doesn’t seem to ever slow down.  And I am just barely keeping up.  (What am I going to do after baby #2 comes?!)  I’ve had multiple great post ideas floating around my head for the past few weeks, and no time to get them written up & posted.

Between working part-time, trying to keep up with Cael (who’s full speed ahead, and down to one nap a day), keeping the house together and clean, cooking/baking, trying to find time to help out with church programs, and still have time for friends and family…  I’m clean outta time.  At the moment though, house doesn’t look too shabby, laundry’s folded (not put away though, mind you), and I have myself a cup of lemon tea.  So I’m writing this.  And it feels good.  To be typing, sharing food and just having some sitting down time.

I’ve been reading a book by Lee Strobel called, ‘The Case for the Real Jesus‘.  And it’s really great.  I think it was written with teens in mind, but it’s a great book for teens and adults, and it’s written in a way for really easy understanding, I’d definitely recommend picking it up to read sometime.

Also, we do a ‘Young Adults’ (which is really whatever age…) group once a week.  We’ve just started up for the year, and we’ve decided to commit to memorizing scripture verses every week.  I think it’s  really great idea.  This week, I’m going to memorize Psalm 27:4 – “One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”  I find that I don’t linger enough on the thought of heaven, and being close to God, and that I should do so more often.  So hopefully, this verse will stick in my mind and help me to remember to think on such things.

Now to some foooood.  Awhile ago (April, to be exact), I wrote a post about quiche.  Well, I’m onto the quiche again.  This time, I made a few changes in vegetables, but that’s it.  I just had to share it with you, because it looked so pretty.

The colours are just…  vibrant, and I thought they looked great.  So here goes.

Quiche (Version #2)

(Makes 2 9-inch quiche)

Pie crust for 2 pies

1 cup broccoli, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 yellow pepper, chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

8 eggs

1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1 1/2 cups milk

1 Tbsp flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp parsley

Pinch chili powder

1 Tbsp melted butter

Preheat your oven to 350F.  Line 2 9-inch pie plates with pie dough.  Sprinkle celery, onion, peppers and cheese over pie crust.  In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milks, flour, salt, pepper, parsley, chili powder and melted butter.  Whisk.  Pour over vegetables and cheese in pie plate.  Bake quiche for 30-45 minutes (it really just depends on the oven), or until set.

Now, I figure it’s time to get on with the 30 Day Challenge.  So here goes.

Day 8 – A moment you felt most satisfied with your life

This is a tough one.  I’m really not sure what to write.

Hmm…  I felt really satisfied on my wedding day.  I had  finally married him, the guy I’d been dreaming of getting married to since elementary school (honestly).  Standing beside him, kissing him and just, being joined together with him, with all of our family and friends to see.

It was breathtaking (though, that might have been the cold air too… )

…  Just kidding!

It was great.  I do feel pretty satisfied most days though.  When I look and see all the blessings I have.  A great hubby, the cutest, funniest little boy, and another baby on the way.  Not to mention the family, friends, and material blessings…  they abound.  It’s great.  So why do I complain?  I just forget to think about all these things.  So many great things.

What about you?  When have you felt most satisfied with your life?  I’d love to hear yours…

Vegetarian Quiche

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I love eggs.  And this post…  is about eggs.

Earlier this week, I had to make a meal for one of my friends that just became a new mom for the third time.  What to make, what to make?  This thought crossed my mind all day the day before.  What I decided…

I made quiche!

I used eggs from my father-in-laws chickens (which I really should have taken a picture of, because they are amazingly big, super healthy, and natural…  so good), so that made these quiches EXTRA good.

Quiche a la Bebe Marc

(Makes 2 9-inch quiches)

Pie crust for 2 pies

3 ribs of celery, chopped

1 onion

1 green pepper

8 eggs

1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 cup milk

1 Tbsp flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp parsley

Pinch chili powder

1 Tbsp melted butter

Preheat your oven to 350F.  Line 2 9-inch pie plates with pie dough.  Sprinkle celery, onion, peppers and cheese over pie crust.

 

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milks, flour, salt, pepper, parsley, chili powder and melted butter.

Whisk until combined.

Pour over vegetables and cheese in pie plate.

Bake quiches for 30-45 minutes (it really just depends on the oven), or until set.

I was super impressed with myself on this recipe.  I wanted a vegetarian dish, but I didn’t want it to be lacking in flavour – and it wasn’t!  It looked good, smelled good, and tasted great.

It must have been good, because my hubby ate over half of it!

*Note – you can substitute the coconut milk for regular milk or water.

Now to the 30 Day Challenge.

Day 1 – Your current relationship

Well, my current relationship has been my one and only, and will be my one and only. God willing.  I have been married to my amazing hubby for almost 2 years now.

We got married in June 2010

And while that isn’t very long, we’ve known each other our whole lives, and have been ‘together’ for 7 years now.  He is the love of my life.  Yes, we snap at each other, and get on each others’ nerves.  But more than that, we love each other, laugh together, cry together, talk, live….  And have an amazing little boy together.

We’ve been through a lot, and will go through a lot more.  I know, though, that no matte what happens, we will stick it out.  God is behind us, and will give us the strength we need to stay together and get through life together.

I love my hubby so much.  He’s quirky, a great guy, funny, and so good at so many things.

I could say so much more than that, but this my relationship in a nutshell.

Now you know.

Day one of the 30 Day Challenge.  Check.

What about you?  How’s your current relationship?  Do you enjoy eggs as much as me?

Finally – A Savoury Dish

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Okay, so I told you I’d be awhile posting… I didn’t think I’d be quite this long.  This week has just been insane.  We’ve been at the house working, painting, putting boxes upon boxes upon boxes of stuff away, plus it was my brother’s birthday, Easter this weekend, with all the ordinary-every-week happenings as well.  So needless to say, I’m pooped.  And my brain may perhaps be is slightly (or maybe more than slightly) fried.  The house is coming together though!  We’re moving in this week, which is really good.

Anyhow.  I made these awhile ago, and I wanted to share them with you guys.  Mostly because we made them at a bible camp this summer, and the majority of the attendants had never had them before.  I was shocked!  These are amazing, easy, and a staple in my diet… 😉  Not really, but I need them at least once every two months or so.  They are just SO good.

I know, I know.  I must have turned over a leaf or something.  No baked goods today!

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes!

Potato Cakes

Leftover mashed potatoes

Summer Savory

Salt

Pepper

Egg

The quantities really depend on how much leftover potatoes you have, and personal preference.  This last batch I made, we probably had about 6 cups of leftover potatoes (I KNOW, that’s a LOT, but my brother really likes potatoes, and there are 8 of us in the house, so we make a huge amount of everything).  Anyways, so 6 cups of mashed potatoes, and I put in about 2 heaping tablespoons of summer savory, a dash of salt and pepper, and one egg.

Just mush all the ingredients together.

Shape into patties.

And fry until browned.

Easy as pie!  (Or cakes…?  Potato cakes, that is!)

Please enjoy these, they are soo good.  Growing up (and still many times), we’ll have these with fish sticks and canned beans in molasses.  (One of the few times we use canned beans, as we normally bake our own beans…)  Such a good combo though.  Man.  Yum.

*Oh…  I eat them with ketchup…  is that bad?  It tastes just sooo good.  Or dip them in your beans!  Do it.  Don’t beat it till you try it!  Just thought I’d warn you…  I might be kind of weird when it comes to food combinations.*

So again, I’ll be back to you soon hopefully.  I have a few posts all lined up, I just need time to put them together!  But I’m really hoping that will happen soon!  I miss doing this when there’s such a long break!  I’ll share our Easter adventures with you soon!

How was your Easter?